Children and Families

We warmly welcome children and families to visit AGWA and explore the exhibitions and collections together.

Artist Activation | Sharyn Egan Balga Waangkiny (Balga Talking) Yarning Together
10am-4pm, 4-19 July | gold coin donation
Join us during the July school holidays for Balga Waangkiny (Balga Talking) Yarning Together, an Artist Activation inspiring connection and mindfulness where you can sit quietly, untangle your thoughts, share stories, and weave feeling into an accumulating installation inspired by grass trees. Artist Sharyn Egan will be in the activation space from 10am-2pm on Sat 4, Thu 9 and Sat 18 July.

Kindling Creative Screen Printing Pop-up 
11am-2pm, Friday 17 July | $10 per head
Make your mark. Reveal yourself. Join Kindling Creative for screen printing fun at the Gallery entrance. Screen printing using hand cut stencils is a traditional process that masks and reveals. It brings the positive and negative into focus together. Learn more about the Pop-up. 

The Bird Makers Project with Co:3
10.30am-1pm & 1.30-4pm, Wednesday 8 & 15 July | FREE, bookings required
Calling all makers to join the birdsong! School Holiday Bird-Making Workshops with Co:3 at AGWA. 
Join Co:3 these school holidays for a FREE, 2.5 hour family-friendly textiles workshop, where you will be guided by an expert bird maker to transform an item of black clothing into a black bird, destined for the stage in 2021! Learn more about the project.

AGWA Gently | FREE
Pick up a card and pencil from Reception when you come and visit, and experience AGWA Gently by taking your time to explore together. small ideas for BIG IMAGINATIONS, a creative play project for young children (and for all of us needing gentle ways of being with the world). Each week during lockdown we released a small project for you to do together from home which you can find online.

Conversations with Rain | FREE
Collect your interactive Unlocking Imagination journal and pencil from Reception and let it lead you on a responsive journey through the Gallery. A shared family experience for all ages! Learn more about the Conversations with Rain program.

Drawing Breath | FREE
Collect your Drawing Breath journal and pencil from Reception when you come and visit. Drawing Breath is a creative learning approach at AGWA, harnessing MINDFULNESS to enhance looking at, and responding to works of art. Learn more about the Drawing Breath program.

Families at home | FREE
Creative experiences for you and your family to enjoy at home. Enjoy and have fun together!

Related Information

School Holidays

School Holidays

During the school holidays we make available a range of art activities for your school-age children to participate in. 

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Artbubs event


A monthly art outing for parents and carers of under 1s.

Bring your baby to the Gallery for an engaging and flexible tour showcasing current exhibitions and collection highlights, followed by morning tea at FRANK café. Prams/baby carriers and babies up to one-year-old welcome! Baby change facilities available.

The ArtBubs program will be recommencing soon.
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Imagination Room

The Imagination Room

The place to explore and discuss AGWA’s lively programs.
(The Imagination Room is currently closed to the public).

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